What is the best way to convert an iPages file to open format?

Ann July 20, 2011
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I am trying to open an iPages file on a PC.

  1. JBG
    April 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    The answer is found at http://www.chasebrook.com/2010/09/21/how-to-convert-pages-to-text-or-word. I was surprised to find that it works!! It doesn't covert the file but allows you to see the contents in a PDF and a JPG.

  2. Mulder
    July 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    There is no program calle iPages; the name is Pages.

    If you want to open a Pages file on a PC, you will need to export the file from it's original format to one that a PC can deal with. From the File>Export… menu in Pages, you can choose one of several formats: PDF, Word, RTF, or Plain Text.

    After you export to one of those, you can move that file to the PC and open it there.

  3. jhpot
    July 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Sadly I don't know of any software for the PC that can open or convert Pages files without layout in tact. You're going to need access to a Mac with Pages to make the conversion. From Pages you can save to a variety of file formats, though the layout might be a little odd.

    If all you need is text, check out this program: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pagesconvert/

    It claims to convert pages to .txt, though I've no idea how well it will work out.